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What is Bristol Today?

Bristol Today was created to champion local Bristol news, events, guides and other useful content.

The idea behind Bristol Today was to establish a city dashboard that collates news and events to provide a one-stop site for locals and visitors. It has since expanded to include a range of information from multiple sources, as well as original content created in-house.

The site was launched by Ross Merritt in May 2022, due to finding that keeping up with multiple publications can be tiresome. Bristol Today was set up to provide an overview of what’s going on in the city.


We occasionally use affiliate links to link to services we think you might find useful. This contributes towards our operating expenses and is reinvested into making Bristol Today an even more useful resource.

We take great pride in being completely independent in the content we produce and are neither paid nor incentivised to add sponsored content.

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